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CONQUEST BY AIR


Published 1945


National Archives and Records Administration

CONQUEST BY AIR

War Department. Army Air Forces. (06/20/1941 - 09/26/1947)

ARC Identifier 2894 / Local Identifier 18-C-506. Reel 1 shows a flashback of French troops storming German trenches during World War I; B-26's, B-17's, and P-38's in the air and bombs falling on Rouen, France, on Aug. 17, 1942; unescorted B-17's over Schweinfurt, Germany, under heavy attack by FW-190's; Gen. Eisenhower and his aides conferring; the unloading of dead and wounded from B-17's returned from the Schweinfurt raid; panoramic views of ruined Schweinfurt on Aug. 20, 1943; P-47's and P-51's in the air; bombs falling on German aircraft plants; and Folk-Wulfs on an assembly line in Germany. Reel 2, Allied officers confer prior to the Normandy invasion. B-24's raid Romania's Ploesti oil fields; gun-camera footage records dogfights and the strafing of grounded German planes. Gen. Marshall confers with British officers. Allied troops land in Normandy and advance in the Ardennes Forest. Bombs fall on German tank factories. Shows the ruins of a factory in Bomark. Reel 3, U.S. and British officers confer. Berlin and Bremen are bombed. Shows ruins in Germany. Transportation and communication centers are bombed. An atom bomb is tested.

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